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Sunday, 11 July 2021

Human rights is everywhere in the foreign press this morning

It’s another human-rights centred weekend in the foreign press: The New York Times writes that the Egyptian government has denied its report last week that featured interviews with women who claimed to have been assaulted by security forces. Meanwhile, Reuters reports that activists are speaking up against the sentencing of two Tik Tok influencers on human trafficking charges, and Al Monitor is reporting that a US advocacy group is lobbying Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to speak up against poor medical conditions in Egypt’s prisons.

Also making headlines:

  • The government plans to regulate tuk-tuks and integrate them into the nat gas vehicle transition scheme. (Reuters)
  • Egypt plans to integrate “vertical forests” into the new capital, utilizing facades of buildings as surfaces on which to grow foliage in order to provide a cooling effect and absorb 7 tonnes of CO2 annually. (CNN)
  • Raphael Cormack’s book on Cairo’s 1920s divas, Midnight in Cairo, is getting yet another positive nod in the foreign papers (FT).

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